It was lovely to meet some of you at the parents meeting earlier this week. If you were not able to attend the meeting then the information that was given out has been sent home in book bags.
In Phonics this week we have been practising the 'th' and 'sh' digraphs. We have particularly enjoyed practising reading words that feature these sounds when playing the dinosaur eggs game:
In Maths we have been practising counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1, initially to/from 10. We have practised using our counting to help us to identify missing numbers on a number track.
In English we have continued our work on The Train Ride story. We have focused on what we could notice about the train including using size adjectives, colour adjectives and any other adjectives to give more information about the train.
sWhat a busy week Year 2 have had!
We have started our new topic of 'Space' and introduced our story for the next few weeks - The Last Stop on Market Street. The children have really enjoyed sharing their ideas and using them in their writing. They have explored the use of similes and adverbs and they have used drama to act out some of the bus scenes from the story.
In Maths the children have been learning about how to represent numbers in different ways. They have shown numbers as towers of tens and ones, using bead strings and using diennes. They have also looked a number lines and worked out what the missing numbers might be on the number line.
We are really looking forward to next week!
We've had a busy but fantastic start to the new school year. To immerse ourselves into the world of Charlie and the Chocolate factory we sampled some different sweets to tantalise our tastebuds and get us thinking of some tasty descriptions for our writing.
In maths we began by looking at Roman Numerals and this week we have moved onto rounding numbers to 10 and 100.
In Science we thought carefully about how we might choose to classify living things. We also began our Topic work on the Anglo-Saxons and Scots examining artefacts to find out more about their lives, exploring timelines and in Art, starting work on researching and designing our own Anglo-Saxon brooches.
On Friday we went into year 1 to share some books with the younger children as part of National Read a Book Day.
We are delighted with how well the children have settled into year 4 and hope that they continue to work as hard as they have been!
As part of our work on The Train Ride story in English, Mrs Smith led a drama session focusing on train journeys. We had a great time imagining that we were on a train journey to London and to the seaside. We thought carefully about what we might see out of the window on our journey.
Dear parents and carers,
Welcome to the 2019/2020 academic year! My new year 5s have settled in really well, and we've already started to build a positive working relationship.
For National Read a Book Day, we joined together with Year 4 to share some of our favourite books. It was lovely to see the children reading to each other and talking about the books that they had chosen.
We have had a great first few days in our new class. Take a look at some photos of the activities that we have been doing:
For our final week of our Change 4 Life extra-curricular club we went on a trip to the park. It has been great fun this term thinking about how we can be more active and using lots of fun equipment/ trips out into the village to help us to make active choices.
We have really enjoyed taking part in lots of active learning this term including active maths lessons. Take a look at the photos from a couple of our lessons where we worked in teams to complete the number ordering and money recognition games.
We worked together to bake bread using an early 17th century recipe as part of our work on the Great Fire of London. We took it in turns to follow the steps of the recipe such as measuring out the ingredients, mixing the ingredients together and kneading the dough. We enjoyed tasting the bread once it had baked in the oven.